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Ewe-nique collaboration brings two counties together

A quintet of Yorkshire businesses are at the forefront of the UK’s textile manufacturing boom thanks to their unique collaboration with a Kent-based farm. Romney Marsh Wools is sending fleeces from its flock of 1,000 ewes to Yorkshire’s famous textile mills to be turned into throws, cushions, caps and even toiletries. The

North Yorkshire animal feeds company strengthens sales team

I’Anson Bros Limited, one of the UK’s leading, independent, family-owned farm feeds businesses, has appointed a new member of staff, supporting its ongoing growth and development. Karen Winspear joins I’Anson Bros Limited after previously working as a sales representative for a mineral company.  Her new role will involve promoting the company’s

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil named as a best brand for the fourth consecutive year

Thixendale based artisan business, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, has cemented its popularity outside of its Yorkshire heartland as the results of the national Guild of Fine Food's Best Brands Survey are revealed for 2017-18.  The company claimed fifth place in the the best Oils and Vinegars category of the annual publication, having

Business set to boom for local organic veg business

Things are looking good for Riverford Organic Farmers which grows and delivers veg boxes throughout the North, following the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report. The report tells of a six per cent growth to the organic market in the last year. This is the sixth year of growth for the

Bradford garden centre to host free orchid advice and MOT day

A Bradford garden centre is repeating its free orchid advice day following last year's successful event.  Tong Garden Centre is holding an Orchid Day where lovers of the tropical species are invited to receive free advice and health checks for their plants.  One of the UK's leading suppliers of plant nutrition products

Series of rural breakfast seminars on the menu in Yorkshire

Savills has announced a series of rural breakfast seminars aimed at farmers and landowners, which will take place at various venues across Yorkshire throughout February. The seminars will include a UK farmland market overview from Andrew Black, head of farm agency at Savills in the north and a farming update from

Rapeseed oil producer marks ten years in business with ten competitions

A Thixendale based rapeseed oil producer is celebrating its tenth anniversary by launching the first of ten competitions that will run throughout 2018.  To help the artisan oil producer to celebrate its special anniversary, Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery is the first to offer an exclusive prize for Yorkshire Rapeseed

New heritage interpretation to reveal industrial mining past of North York Moors

Work is underway to create an exciting new interpretation of historic mining sites across the North York Moors. As part of the National Lottery funded project This Exploited Land of Iron, the mixture of interventions both out in the landscape and in local hubs and centres, will tell the story of

Alternative prepaid payroll solution on the agenda for Harrogate’s Potato Industry Event

A provider of alternative temporary and seasonal payment solutions will be on hand to discuss how it can help farms and employment agencies pay their workers at The British Potato Industry Event in Harrogate this month. OnePay, based in Ilkley, enables efficient payment to those without access to UK banking such

Yorkshire firm helps farmers to save thousands in energy savings

A Yorkshire-based beef farmer has saved more than £40,000 in energy bills since installing a unique solar system to power his farm. With the assistance of, Leeds-based off-grid energy solutions firm, Xerogrid, farmer David Brown has reduced his energy bills by 80 per cent and will no longer owe monthly costs